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Justin M. Haller, MD

Justin M. Haller, MD

Fractures and Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

Justin Haller, MD specializes in pelvic and acetabular trauma, non-union and mal-union surgery, peri-articular fractures, post-traumatic reconstruction, limb length and rotational deformity, osteomyelitis and bone infections, and pediatric orthopedic trauma. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthodpedics. He has a clinical practice at the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

Clinical Information

Dr. Haller completed his bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He received his medical degree from University of Virginia. He completed orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Utah, and then he completed a fellowship in orthopedic trauma in Switzerland followed by a fellowship in orthopedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington.


Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor

Academic Information

Education History

  • Fellowship Harborview Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Fellowship University Hospital of Bern/Kantonsspital Graubünden
    Orthopaedic Trauma & Hip Preservation
  • Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professional Medical University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate Georgia Institute of Technology
    Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Selected Publications - Journal Articles

Journal Article

  1. Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium METRC, OToole RV, Joshi M, Carlini AR, Murray CK, Allen LE, Huang Y, Scharfstein DO, OHara NN, Gary JL, Bosse MJ, Castillo RC, Bishop JA, Weaver MJ, Firoozabadi R, Hsu JR, Karunakar MA, Seymour RB, Sims SH, Churchill C, Brennan ML, Gonzales G, Reilly RM, Zura RD, Howes CR, Mir HR, Wagstrom EA, Westberg J, Gaski GE, Kempton LB, Natoli RM, Sorkin AT, Virkus WW, Hill LC, Hymes RA, Holzman M, Malekzadeh AS, Schulman JE, Ramsey L, Cuff JAN, Haaser S, Osgood GM, Shafiq B, Laljani V, Lee OC, Krause PC, Rowe CJ, Hilliard CL, Morandi MM, Mullins A, Achor TS, Choo AM, Munz JW, Boutte SJ, Vallier HA, Breslin MA, Frisch HM, Kaufman AM, Large TM, LeCroy CM, Riggsbee C, Smith CS, Crickard CV, Phieffer LS, Sheridan E, Jones CB, Sietsema DL, Reid JS, Ringenbach K, Hayda R, Evans AR, Crisco MJ, Rivera JC, Osborn PM, Kimmel J, Stawicki SP, Nwachuku CO, Wojda TR, Rehman S, Donnelly JM, Caroom C, Jenkins MD, Boulton CL, Costales TG, LeBrun CT, Manson TT, Mascarenhas DC, Nascone JW, Pollak AN, Sciadini MF, Slobogean GP, Berger PZ, Connelly DW, Degani Y, Howe AL, Marinos DP, Montalvo RN, Reahl GB, Schoonover CD, Schroder LK, Vang S, Bergin PF, Graves ML, Russell GV, Spitler CA, Hydrick JM, Teague D, Ertl W, Hickerson LE, Moloney GB, Weinlein JC, Zelle BA, Agarwal A, Karia RA, Sathy AK, Au B, Maroto M, Sanders D, Higgins TF, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Weiss DB, Yarboro SR, McVey ED, Lester-Ballard V, Goodspeed D, Lang GJ, Whiting PS, Siy AB, Obremskey WT, Jahangir AA, Attum B, Burgos EJ, Molina CS, Rodriguez-Buitrago A, Gajari V, Trochez KM, Halvorson JJ, Miller AN, Goodman JB, Holden MB, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ, Ricci WM, Spraggs-Hughes A, Collins SC, Taylor TJ, Zadnik M (2021). Effect of Intrawound Vancomycin Powder in Operatively Treated High-risk Tibia Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surg, e207259.
  2. DeKeyser GJ, Sripanich Y, ONeill DC, Lenz AL, Haller JM, Saltzman CL, Barg A (2021). Mapping of Posterior Talar Dome Access Through Posteromedial versus Posterolateral Approaches. (Epub ahead of print) J Orthop Trauma.
  3. Haller JM, Hulet DA, Hannay W, Cardon J, Tashjian R, Beingessner D (2020). Patient Outcomes After Transolecranon Fracture-Dislocation. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 29(3), 109-115.
  4. Kellam PJ, Dekeyser GJ, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Marchand LS (2020). Predicting Syndesmotic Injury in OTA/AO 44-B2.1 (Danis-Weber B) Fractures. J Orthop Trauma, Publish Ahead of Print.
  5. Kellam PJ, Dekeyser GJ, Bailey TL, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Marchand LS (2021). Is the Fibular Station on Lateral Ankle Radiographs Symmetric? A Retrospective Observational Radiographic Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 478(12), 2859-2865.
  6. DeKeyser GJ, Wilson JM, Kellam PJ, Spencer C, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Wagner ER, Higgins TF, Marchand LS (2020). Young Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures are Associated with Fewer Complications than Young Femoral Neck Fractures. (Epub ahead of print) J Orthop Trauma.
  7. Kellam PJ, Dekeyser GJ, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Haller JM, Marchand LS (2020). Symmetry and reliability of the anterior distal tibial angle and plafond radius of curvature. Injury, 51(10), 2309-2315.
  8. Sripanich Y, Weinberg MW, Krhenbhl N, Rungprai C, Haller J, Saltzman CL, Barg A (2020). Surgical outcome of chronic Lisfranc injury without secondary degenerative arthritis: A systematic literature review✰. Injury, 51(6), 1258-1265.
  9. Marchand LS, Working ZM, Rane AA, Elliott IS, Gilbertson E, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Haller JM (2019). Compartment Syndrome in Tibial Plateau Fractures: Do Previously Established Predictors Have External Validity? J Orthop Trauma, 34(5), 238-243.
  10. Marchand LS, Jacobson LG, Stuart AR, Haller JM, Higgins TF, Rothberg DL (2019). Assessing Femoral Rotation: A Survey Comparison of Techniques. J Orthop Trauma, 34(3), e96-e101.
  11. Haller JM, Githens M, Rothberg D, Higgins T, Nork S, Barei D (2019). Pilon Fractures in Patients Older Than 60 Years of Age: Should We Be Fixing These? J Orthop Trauma, 34(3), 121-125.
  12. Haller JM, Ross H, Jacobson K, Ou Z, Rothberg D, Githens M (2020). Supination adduction ankle fractures: Ankle fracture or pilon variant? Injury, 51(3), 759-763.
  13. Beckmann J, Haller JM, Beebe M, Ali A, Presson A, Stuart A, Sagi HC, Kubiak E (2019). Validated Radiographic Scoring System for Lateral Compression Type 1 Pelvis Fractures. J Orthop Trauma, 34(2), 70-76.
  14. Kellam PJ, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Marchand LS (2019). Posterior Malleolar Fracture Morphology in Tibial Shaft Versus Rotational Ankle Fractures: The Significance of the Computed Tomography Scan. J Orthop Trauma, 33(12), e459-e465.
  15. Haller JM, Heflin JA, Hulet DA, Ding Q, Presson AP, Smith JT (2019). Intrawound Vancomycin Powder Associated With Reduced Surgical Site Infection in Rib-based Distraction Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop, 39(9), e703-e707.
  16. Haller JM, Githens M, Rothberg D, Higgins T, Nork S, Barei D (2019). Risk Factors for Tibial Plafond Nonunion: Medial Column Fixation May Reduce Nonunion Rates. J Orthop Trauma, 33(9), 443-449.
  17. Kellam PJ, Haller JM, Rothberg DL, Higgins TF, Marchand LS (2019). Posterior Malleolar Fracture Morphology in Tibial Shaft versus Rotational Ankle Fractures: The Significant of the Computed Tomography Scan. (Epub ahead of print) J Orthop Trauma.
  18. DeKeyser GJ, Kellam PJ, Haller JM (2019). Locked Plating and Advanced Augmentation Techniques in Osteoporotic Fractures. Orthop Clin North Am, 50(2), 159-169.
  19. Haller JM, Githens M, Rothberg D, Higgins T, Barei D, Nork S (2019). Syndesmosis and Syndesmotic Equivalent Injuries in Tibial Plafond Fractures. J Orthop Trauma, 33(3), e74-e78.
  20. Anderson DR, Haller JM, Anderson LA, Hailu S, Chala A, ODriscoll SW (2017). Surgical Treatment of Chronic Elbow Dislocation Allowing for Early Range of Motion: Operative Technique and Clinical Results. J Orthop Trauma, 32(4), 196-203.
  21. Haller JM, Githens M, Dunbar R (2017). Intramedullary Nailing for Pilon Nonunions. J Orthop Trauma, 31(11), e395-e399.
  22. Haller JM, Githens M, Scolaro J, Firoozabadi R (2017). Does Provisional Plating of Closed Tibia Fractures Have Higher Complication Rates? J Orthop Trauma, 31(10), 554-558.
  23. Haller JM, Heflin JA, Hulet DA, Ding Q, Presson AP, Smith JT (2017). Intrawound Vancomycin Powder Associated With Reduced Surgical Site Infection in Rib-based Distraction Surgery. (Epub ahead of print) J Pediatr Orthop.
  24. Githens M, Haller J, Agel J, Firoozabadi R (2017). Does Concurrent Tibial Intramedullary Nailing and Fibular Fixation Increase Rates of Tibial Nonunion? A Matched Cohort Study. J Orthop Trauma.
  25. Githens M, Haller J, Agel J, Firoozabadi R (2017). Does Concurrent Tibial Intramedullary Nailing and Fibular Fixation Increase Rates of Tibial Nonunion? A Matched Cohort Study. J Orthop Trauma, 31(6), 316-320.
  26. Haller JM, Holt D, Rothberg DL, Kubiak EN, Higgins TF (2016). Does Early versus Delayed Spanning External Fixation Impact Complication Rates for High-energy Tibial Plateau and Plafond Fractures? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 474(6), 1436-44.
  27. Haller J, Bice M, Lawrence B (2016). Mediating the Secondary Effects of Spinal Cord Injury Through Optimization of Key Physiologic Parameters. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 24(3), 160-71.
  28. Anderson DR, Anderson LA, Haller JM, Feyissa AC (2016). The SIGN nail for knee fusion: technique and clinical results. SICOT J, 2, 6.
  29. Haller JM, OToole R, Graves M, Barei D, Gardner M, Kubiak E, Nascone J, Nork S, Presson AP, Higgins TF (2015). How much articular displacement can be detected using fluoroscopy for tibial plateau fractures? Injury, 46(11), 2243-7.
  30. Haller JM, Swearingen CA, Partridge D, McFadden M, Thirunavukkarasu K, Higgins TF (2015). Intraarticular Matrix Metalloproteinases and Aggrecan Degradation Are Elevated After Articular Fracture. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(10), 3280-8.
  31. Haller JM, Beckmann JT, Kapron AL, Aoki SK (2015). Detection of a traumatic arthrotomy in the pediatric knee using the saline solution load test. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(10), 846-9.
  32. Haller JM, McFadden M, Kubiak EN, Higgins TF (2015). Inflammatory cytokine response following acute tibial plateau fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(6), 478-83.
  33. Haller JM, Holt DC, McFadden ML, Higgins TF, Kubiak EN (2015). Arthrofibrosis of the knee following a fracture of the tibial plateau. Bone Joint J, 97-B(1), 109-14.
  34. Kubiak EN, Haller JM, Kemper DD, Presson AP, Higgins TF, Horwitz DS (2015). Does the lateral plate need to overlap the stem to mitigate stress concentration when treating Vancouver C periprosthetic supracondylar femur fracture? J Arthroplasty, 30(1), 104-8.
  35. Beckmann JT, Presson AP, Curtis SH, Haller JM, Stuart AR, Higgins TF, Kubiak EN (2014). Operative agreement on lateral compression-1 pelvis fractures. a survey of 111 OTA members. J Orthop Trauma, 28(12), 681-5.
  36. Haller JM, Kubiak EN, Spiguel A, Gardner MJ, Horwitz DS (2014). Intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures distal to total knee arthroplasty. J Orthop Trauma, 28(12), e296-300.
  37. Haller JM, Iwanik M, Shen FH (2012). Clinically relevant anatomy of recurrent laryngeal nerve. Spine, 37(2), 97-100.
  38. Haller JM, Iwanik M, Shen FH (2011). Clinically relevant anatomy of high anterior cervical approach. Spine, 36(25), 2116-21.


  1. Haller JM, Potter MQ, Kubiak EN (2013). Weight bearing after a periarticular fracture: what is the evidence? [Review]. Orthop Clin North Am, 44(4), 509-19.

Case Report

  1. Haller JM, Calvert G, Spiker WR, Brodke DS, Lawrence BD (2015). Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage after Revision Lumbar Spine Surgery. Global Spine Journal, 5(6), 535-7.
  2. Potter MQ, Haller JM, Tyser AR (2014). Ligamentous radiocarpal fracture-dislocation treated with wrist-spanning plate and volar ligament repair. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 265-8.
  3. Haller JM, Potter MQ, Sinclair M, Hutchinson DT (2014). Intraneural ganglion in superficial radial nerve mimics de quervain tenosynovitis. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 262-4.

Clinical Trials

Evaluating the role of genetic predisposition of PTOA

Principal Investigator: Justin Haller

Inflammatory Response Following Intraarticular Fracture

Description: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Post traumatic osteoarthritis, joint injuries, knee osetoarthritis, ankle osetoarthritis
Principal Investigator: Justin Haller

Videos & News

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